FOSTER/ADOPTER NEEDED ASAP! 6 month old male Shiba mix –
Linus, and his littermate Lucy, were dumped in a field behind a shelter. We believe they are about 6 months old and mixed with Husky or Canaan. Whatever the mix, he is a handsome fella! He was severely underweight when found, and his growth likely stunted from malnourishment. He will probably end up being no more than 30 lbs at maturity.
Seemingly discarded by an irresponsible breeder, it is clear they’ve never known human kindness, weren’t socialized, nor received any training. They’ve been through a lot, and are bit fearful and lacking in self confidence right now. However, we know that with time and patience, they will thrive! Linus learned to trust his foster mom after a few days, but is still skittish with strangers. He needs a slow introduction to new people and environments.
Linus is a sweet joyful boy; full of puppy energy and loves to play. He is house trained and is likes his crate. Between being on exercise restriction post neuter surgery, and his fearfulness, he has not been able to go out on leash yet. For now, he will need a home with a yard for potty breaks. Once he’s gotten comfortable with his new home and humans, they will be able to teach him how to walk on leash, work on basic commands, and socialization. All of which will help to build his confidence!
Lucy & Linus are currently together in a temp foster home, but we are looking for a long term foster or adopter for him. He can be placed separately, or with his sister Lucy. He has not been in rescue long and is still traumatized, so we are still getting to know him and what he needs. He may have an easier transition into a home where he can be the only dog. Like so many dogs that suffer from starvation, he may feel the need to guard his food around other dogs. A quiet home without a lot of visitors would also help ease his transition.
If you’re interested in Linus please fill out an application ASAP. If you are already on our waitlist, please let us know you are interested by emailing: email@example.com or call/text 720-491-1278.
Linus’ adopt free is $500. It includes: spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test/prevention, microchip, and initial training with a COSIR approved trainer. If adopted with his sister, the adoption fee will be discounted to $300 each.